— February 26, 2007—
- Participate in free, live ESPN GameDay broadcast
- Mandatory Daylight Saving Time update for all campus computers
- Nies Lecture addresses Federal Circuit Court structure
- Theology conference to be held on Abrahamic traditions
- Interfaith events with secretary of Asian Bishops’ Conferences
- Several departments hosting colloquiums this Friday
- Law School information session is March 2
- Power Lunch featuring African-American heritage speakers
- Summer registration begins next week
- Location change for “Nor • mal” musical
- Big East Tournament viewing at the Annex
- 'McGuire' makes Final Four appearance
- Dental supplies collected for Honduras medical mission trip
- Volunteers needed for Habitat for Humanity over spring break
- Tanzania trip applications are due Thursday
- Say thanks for receiving a scholarship
- Save a life at university blood drive
- Lenten Evening Prayer held Tuesdays during Lent
- Public Safety offers self-defense classes
- Sign-ups for Rec Center Group Fitness classes begin today
- Free transportation available to mass transit stations
- This Week in History
- Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Feb. 26
1. Participate in free, live ESPN GameDay broadcast
Thousands of excited, blue-and-gold-clad Marquette fans are needed to fill the seats behind the broadcasters for the ESPN live GameDay broadcast at the Bradley Center on Saturday, March 3, against Pittsburgh.
Host Rece Davis and analysts Jay Bilas, Hubert Davis and Digger Phelps cover game previews and analysis, interviews, feature stories and a half-court shot for the GameDay broadcast.
GameDay taping begins at 9 a.m. and lasts until approximately noon. The show is live from 10 until 11 a.m., with other segments taped in between. The first 1,000 fans attending GameDay will receive a limited edition T-shirt and prizes will be given throughout the morning.
The GameDay set will be at midcourt, with seating in sections 200, 201, 202, 226, and 227. Student wristbands for sections 106 and 225 and the lower level for the game against Pitt will be distributed based on students’ places in line for the GameDay taping.
GameDay participation is free. No ticket is needed. Free shuttle buses will run from the Annex from 7 to 9 a.m., with doors opening at 8 a.m. Shuttle service will resume at 5:30 p.m. for rides to and from the game. Don’t have a ticket? Watch it at the Annex, the next best thing to being at the game.
For more information, go online.
2. Mandatory Daylight Saving Time update for all campus computers
All students using a university computer station must update their computer to accomodate a change in Daylight Saving Time enacted by Congress.
Detailed instructions for updating your programs are now available from IT Services. It is not simply a matter of manually changing your clock setting.
Several major software programs need to be updated to properly adjust to the new DST. Programs affected by the DST change include Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, MAC OS, and mobile devices including PDAs, smart phones, and Blackberrys. You must apply these updates to schedule appointments correctly in your calendar.
Updates must be completed before DST begins at 2 a.m. on March 11.
3. Nies Lecture addresses Federal Circuit Court structure
An alternative to the current structure of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will be the topic of the 2007 Hon. Helen Wilson Nies Memorial Lecture. Craig Nard, co-director of the Center for Law, Technology, and the Arts at Case Law School, will deliver “Patent Law’s Peerless Appellate Architecture” on Thursday, March 1, at 4:30 p.m. in Sensenbrenner Hall, Room 325.
According to Nard, the Federal Circuit has been criticized for its insularity and “inadequately nuanced jurisprudence.” Nard asserts that if the Federal Circuit had a peer court and a “sister-circuit jurisprudence” it would have meaningful impact on the appellate strategy for patent law cases. Nard was the Julius Silver Fellow in Law, Science, and Technology at Columbia University School of Law before clerking for the Hon. Helen W. Nies on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
4. Theology conference to be held on Abrahamic traditions
A conference on theology and philosophy, “The Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Heritage: Philosophical and Theological Explorations in the Abrahamic Traditions,” will be held Wednesday, Feb. 28, through Friday, March 2, in the Raynor Library Conference Center and Alumni Memorial Union.
The conference will highlight common intellectual and religious foundations of three Abrahamic faiths in the context of inter-religious dialogue and cross-cultural discussions of philosophical and theological principles and doctrines.
Registration is free for Marquette faculty and students. Others may register for $35. To pre-register, e-mail Richard Taylor.
5. Interfaith events with secretary of Asian Bishops’ Conferences
Rev. Tom Michel, S.J., director of the Jesuit Secretariat for Interreligious Dialogue in Rome, Italy, and Ecumenical Secretary for the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences, will participate in interfaith campus events next week:
Feb. 27, 12.30 to 2 p.m., AMU Ballroom D — Faculty Luncheon Discussion: “From Regensburg to Ankara.” The program is restricted to faculty. RSVP to Barbara DeYoung by Thursday, Feb. 22.
Feb. 27, 3.30 to 5.30 p.m., AMU Room 448 — Meeting with graduate students: “Teaching and Research on Muslim-Christian Dialogue: Issues for the Future,” free and open to all graduate students.
Feb. 28, 7.30 to 9.30 p.m., AMU Ballrooms CDE — Public Lecture: “Contemporary Muslim Peace Movements: A Dynamic Alternative to Violence,” free and open to the public. A reception will follow the lecture.
For more information, go online.
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6. Several departments hosting colloquiums this Friday
The Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science is hosting a colloquium on Friday, March 2, presented by Anthony Fernandes, University of Arizona graduate student, at 1 p.m. in Katharine Reed Cudahy Hall, room 401. The program is a case study of a partnership between a middle school mathematics teacher and a university researcher centered on content and teaching.
Dr. Aseem Ansari, assistant professor of biochemistry at UW-Madison, will present “Studying the regulation of gene expression at the interface of chemistry, biology and genomics,” at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 2, in Wehr Life Sciences Building room 111. Refreshments will be provided. For more information go online.
The Philosophy Department will host a colloquium, “Thomas Aquinas and Averroes' Great Commentary on the De anima,” by B. Carlos Bazan, professor of philosophy at the University of Ottawa, on Friday, March 2, at 3:30 p.m. Cudahy Hall 001.
Misha Ovchinnikov, assistant professor of Chemistry at the University of Rochester, will present the Department of Chemistry’s colloquium on Friday, March 2, at 4 p.m., in the Todd Wehr Chemistry Building, room 121. Dr. Ovchinnikov will speak on “Semiclassical Molecular Dynamics — New Methods and Their Application to Linear and Non-Linear Spectroscopy.”
7. Law School information session is March 2
An information session for prospective Law School students will be held on Friday, March 2. The sessions are conducted as overviews of the Law School, admissions and financial aid, curriculum, intellectual and student life, and more.
Sessions are held at the Law School, Sensenbrenner Hall, 12:30 to 1 p.m., room 245, followed by a brief tour of the Law School led by a current law student.
In addition to Friday, other information sessions will be held on:
Friday, March 30
Friday, April 13
8. Power Lunch featuring African-American heritage speakers
Learn from a panel of professionals in various career fields about “Pan-African and African-American Heritage” at the Career Services Center’s Power Lunch on Wednesday, Feb. 28, from noon to 1:15 p.m. in AMU 227. A free, light lunch is provided.
Speakers include James Elder of Quad/Graphics, Kawana B. Hebron of Ernst & Young LLP, Mattias Seisay of Friends Across, and Sharon Jordan of Direct Supply.
Discussion will include career information specific to each professional’s area of expertise and a focus on real experiences including stories of challenge and success.
9. Summer registration begins next week
Summer registration begins Monday, March 5. Visit your adviser to see if any course offerings fit into your degree. Students admitted as new freshmen since fall 2005 may use Degree Navigator. Snapshot is also available to plan summer courses, which are available on the Summer Studies Web site. An appointment to register is not needed — simply log onto CheckMarq on March 5 or thereafter.
For more information e-mail Summer Studies, call 8-7506 or visit the Office of the Registrar, Marquette Hall 310.
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10. Location change for “Nor • mal” musical
The venue for tonight’s production of “nor • mal: a family musical of hope and survival,” will now be in the Weasler Auditorium. The musical, sponsored by Greendale High School and Marquette’s Student Health Service and Counseling Center, is tonight, Monday, Feb. 26, at 8 p.m. Admission is free.
The musical addresses student health, wellness, the devastating impact of eating disorders, and the therapeutic impact of theatre, resulting in standing ovations after performances by the Greendale High School Advanced Theatre Class in December 2006.
A talk-back session with cast members and eating disorder specialists will follow the performance. The musical is presented in conjunction with National Eating Disorder Awareness Week/Love Your Body Week 2007.
11. Big East Tournament viewing at the Annex
Catch the Big East women’s and men’s basketball tournament action at the Annex, beginning with the women’s tournament from Sunday, March 4, through the championship game on Tuesday, March 6. The Annex will open early, at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, March 7 and Thursday, March 8. The Friday, March 9, semi-finals and Saturday, March 10, championship game will also be shown.
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12. 'McGuire' makes Final Four appearance
McGuire, Dick Enberg’s one-man play about legendary Marquette basketball coach Al McGuire, will be presented in Atlanta at the Alliance Theatre during the Final Four weekend for three shows only Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1.
McGuire is presented by Marquette’s Department of Performing Arts and the Alliance Theatre and is made possible by a partnership with the Atlanta Visitors & Convention Bureau.
Renowned sportscaster and multiple Emmy Award winner Enberg has written a deeply moving tribute to this sports legend. His play, McGuire, shares his memories of his long-time colleague and close friend. Distinguished actor Cotter Smith will reprise his role as McGuire.
Ticket information is available from the Woodruff Arts Center box office, (404) 733-5000.
13. Dental supplies collected for Honduras medical mission trip
Physical Therapy Student Council is collecting toothbrushes and toothpaste to send to Honduras with Marquette's Global Medical Relief group on their bi-annual medical mission trip. Donations will be accepted from Feb. 26 to March 9 in the Physical Therapy Office, Schroeder Complex 346. All donations will be handed out over spring break to Honduran communities in need.
Volunteers are also needed to help organize and pack supplies before the mission trip. Contact Mary Rose Luciano for more information.
14. Volunteers needed for Habitat for Humanity over spring break
Habitat for Humanity is still accepting volunteers for the Milwaukee area or Texas over spring break. A couple of spaces are left for the spring break trips to help make a difference in affordable housing.
E-mail for information.
15. Tanzania trip applications are due Thursday
Peace House Foundation applications for the January 2008 trip to Tanzania are due are to the LEAD center by 5 p.m. March 1. The two-week stay is with Peace House Academy, a school dedicated to educating AIDS orphans.
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16. Say thanks for receiving a scholarship
All students who are receiving scholarship funding this academic year, including Ignatian Scholars, are strongly encouraged to fill out short “thank you” letters to the supporting donors in the AMU the week of Feb. 26, daily between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
A station will be set up in the AMU second floor lobby on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for students to come at their convenience to sign and, if they agree, have a photo taken to be sent to the donors. The station on Wednesday, Feb. 28, will be located in AMU Room 254. Writing samples and light refreshments will be provided.
The goal is to have 100 percent participation from scholarship beneficiaries to show donors the impact their generosity has on our students. This is also a great opportunity for students to reflect on the impact these strangers are making on their Marquette experience, and ultimately, their lives.
Students unable to participate should contact Heather Hecimovich at 8-3894, or via e-mail.
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17. Save a life at university blood drive
Take a few moments from your day to save a life at the spring All University Blood Drive on Wednesday, Feb. 28, in AMU Ballroom B from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Schedule an appointment at the University Information Center or call 8-7250 for platelet, dual red and blood donors. Walk-ins without appointments are also welcome on the day of the drive.
18. Lenten Evening Prayer held Tuesdays during Lent
University Ministry will host Lenten Evening Prayer at the St. Joan of Arc Chapel on Tuesdays during Lent from 4:30 to 5 p.m. beginning Feb. 27. The evening prayers, for deepening prayer life during Lent, are reflective prayers of scripture and song prayed by lay and ordained people all around the world.
19. Public Safety offers self-defense classes
The Department of Public Safety is offering several free self-defense classes combining a hands-on approach to learning effective techniques with information about national and local crime trends. Designed for both female and male audiences, the class incorporates simple strategies for escaping potentially dangerous situations.
Classes will be held:
• Thursday, March 1, at 6 p.m. in AMU Ballroom CD
• Monday, March 26, at 6 p.m. in AMU Ballroom AB
• Monday, April 23, at 6 p.m. in AMU Ballroom CD
Register by calling 8-6800.
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20. Sign-ups for Rec Center Group Fitness classes begin today
Sign-ups for very limited Group Fitness spots at the Rec Center begin today, Monday, Feb. 26, at 9 a.m. Classes run for four weeks beginning on March 19.
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21. Free transportation available to mass transit stations
Student Safety Programs provide free transportation for the Marquette community to those traveling by Amtrak train and Megabus, Greyhound and Badger Bus coaches.
Student Safety Patrol offers LIMO service from on-campus to the Badger Bus and Greyhound terminals during all regular operating times. SSP also offers its LIMO services to travelers on Amtrak and Megabus lines for trains and busses arriving and departing from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. daily. LIMOs may be requested to the Amtrak station and Megabus staging location by calling 8-6363. Travelers wishing to board should request a LIMO well in advance of their departure time. Incoming travelers should call when they arrive in Milwaukee.
If traveling by Megabus, be sure to inform the dispatcher; otherwise a LIMO will be dispatched to the Amtrak station only. Patrons requesting service to or from either location need to present a valid ticket to the LIMO driver. E-mail or call 8-6363 or for more information.
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22. This Week in History
In This Week in Marquette History, Poland’s president was a Mission Week guest, and the men’s basketball forsook its independent status.
Want to know more? Go to the 125th Anniversary Web site.
This Week in History is sponsored by the Marquette University Department of History. Research and writing was conducted by graduate students Gilbert Cervelli, Christopher Chan, Jess McCullough and Amanda Schmeider, with help from James Marten, professor and history department chair, and Carla Hay, associate professor and chair, 125th Anniversary Committee. Special thanks to Thomas Jablonsky, associate professor of history, Harry G. John Professor of Urban Studies and director, Institute for Urban Life, who provided access to the manuscript of his forthcoming history of Marquette University.
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23. Marquette Interchange highlights for the week of Feb. 26
• With the completion of the West Leg Project, eastbound I-94 and the exits to 13th Street, northbound I-43, and southbound I-43/I-94 have been reconfigured. All are now on the right-hand side of the freeway.
• Daytime drilling continues west of Straz Tower.
• Night column removal will occur from Tuesday, Feb. 27 to Thursday, March 1, at 10th St. and St. Paul Ave.
• Daytime pile driving will take place south and east of 9th St. and Michigan St., and further east on the new westbound I-794.
• Night demolition continues south of 10th St. and Tory Hill from Monday, Feb. 26, to Friday, March 2, from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following mornings, as well as Sunday, March 4, from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. Noise is being monitored.
• Daytime demolition work continues this week at 13th Street, south of Clybourn St.
• Pedestrians are asked to not cross Wisconsin Ave. on the east side of 11th St. This area is not marked as a crosswalk and will not exist after next spring. Pedestrians should use the marked crosswalks on the east side of 10th St. or the west side of 11th St.
• The west sidewalk on the 16th St. viaduct is closed near the mid point. It is, however, open to the stairs to and from St. Paul Ave. Pedestrians using the viaduct to its southern limit should use only the east sidewalk to avoid crossing traffic in the middle of the viaduct. The southbound right lane is also closed, reducing traffic in that direction to a single lane. This status will be in affect for several months while a ramp to the new Potawatomi parking structure is constructed.
• The Cherry Street Bridge over the Milwaukee River will be closed for grating replacement beginning on Monday, Feb. 26, until May.
• There will be various daytime lane restrictions on 6th St. between Clybourn St. and St. Paul Ave. Tuesday, Feb. 27 through Thursday, March 1.
• St. Paul Ave. between 5th and 13th streets will be closed to through-traffic overnight from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. from Tuesday, Feb. 27 through Friday, March 2. Local access will be allowed from the east and west up to where I-43/94 crosses St. Paul Ave.
• The connector ramp from eastbound I-94 to northbound I-43 will continue to be closed again this week from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following mornings. This ramp will also be closed on Sunday, March 4, from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m., due to demolition work overhead. These closures are now anticipated to continue until March 9.
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